Teachers, especially k-12 teachers, have to be really careful what they say. They have to be careful not to take sides and give their own opinions when talking politics, religion, or about the LGBT community.
Now it seems head football coach Bob Girsham, of Lauderdale County High School in Rogersville, Alabama, threw caution to the wind when he started mouthing off calling Michelle Obama “fat” and he doesn’t “believe” or “like” queers. In. Front. Of. Students. In fact, his little tirade was recorded by a student. Superintendent Jennifer Gray said Girsham is being investigated for his remarks. Girsham, in all of his displayed intelligence, also teaches driver’s ed and psychology.
You can hear another male voice in the audio clip call Michelle Obama a “big fat gorilla,” and Girsham says nothing about it.
Wednesday, Girsham told the TimesDaily that he misspoke. “I misspoke in a debate-type situation,” he said. “I have no hatred toward anyone or any group. People that know my heart, they know that.”
Sure Girsham, we believe you.